Illicit brew nabbed in lecturer’s house

Illicit brew nabbed in lecturer's house
File photo of illicit brew crackdown.

In the continuing crackdown on illicit brew across the country, police in Meru’s Naari area have netted over 20,000 litres of the illegal liquor from a house suspected to be owned by a lecturer in one of the local universities.

The raid, which followed a tip-off by the members of the Nyumba Kumi initiative, took place at 1:00am Tuesday, August 8, in the remote Naari village that is located over 50km from Meru Town.

The 20,000 litres of the illicit brew was packed in jericans and 250 mls bottles ready for transportation and subsequent consumption.

The confiscated liquor was at a house suspected to belong to a lecturer at the Meru University of Science and Technology.

Led by area OCPD Nicholas Musilo, security agents in the area said that the illicit brew, branded as ‘Kingdom’ was being processed under unhygienic conditions and posed a threat to human health.

One person had earlier been arrested transporting 30 cartons of the illicit brew and is being held at Timau Police Station, Meru County.

“The business was being conducted inside a residential house with several portraits of the lecture on the wall. But we are not sure if it was rent out to someone or if it belonged to the Professor, we are still investigating the matter,” noted the OCPD.

Assistant County Commissioner, Robert Kimosop, said that police will carry thorough investigations to establish whether the illicit brew has been supplied to other counties apart from Meru.

“Bar owners and other alcohol outlets need to check on genuine products from their suppliers to ensure that our people are safe and none will die or suffer other complications that have been witnessed in the past,” noted Kimosop.

Written by Treeza Awuor

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